The Assessor's Office is responsible for the equitable distribution of the local property tax burden by compiling and maintaining a list of all taxable properties in the Borough and assigning values to each. Maintenance activities include:
Inspecting and assessing taxable new construction
Recording new property owners
Reflecting value changes due to demolitions, fires, etc.
The Assessor's Office also works in conjunction with the Borough Attorney's Office for the defense of the municipality's position in tax appeal proceedings. Other responsibilities include determining the eligibility of individuals seeking property tax deductions and/or organizations seeking tax exempt status.